Posted on 10/14/2021 at 11:07 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Beloved YA author Gary Paulsen passed away yesterday at age eighty-two, according to his publisher. Penguin Random House also said...

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Posted on 08/23/2021 at 08:14 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A number of authors have died this month: James W. Loewen, Eloise Greenfield, and Jill Murphy. The former was best...

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Posted on 07/03/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Children’s literature lost another longtime presence last month. Patricia Reilly Giff — author of over one hundred books, including the...

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Posted on 06/21/2021 at 02:51 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Robert Quackenbush, best known for his Henry the Duck children’s books, has died. The New York Times reports that...

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Posted on 06/08/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The man who made Scholastic Inc. into a children’s-fiction powerhouse has died. The publisher announced that Richard Robinson died Saturday...

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Posted on 05/27/2021 at 09:55 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

What a sad week it’s been in children’s literature: Lois Ehlert has also died. The Associated Press reports that she...

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Posted on 05/27/2021 at 08:04 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

An author whose books were part of just about every living reader’s childhood has died. Eric Carle, who wrote and...

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Posted on 05/17/2021 at 05:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you were asked to guess when the first definitive Canadian dictionary was published, would you have said the 1990s?...

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Posted on 03/31/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There must be something about writing children’s books — another beloved author of them has passed away only after reaching...

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Posted on 03/29/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

News broke over the weekend that beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary had passed away at age 104. For those who...

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